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Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest Crowns Royalty in Saturday Pageant

The 36th annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest crowned its royalty Saturday at its annual pageant, which was moved from the Taylorville square to the Expo Building at the Christian County Fairgrounds due to rain.


6-year-old Corbyn Marquis, the son of Anastasia Austin and Trevor Marquis of Taylorville, won the title of Little Mister Chilli Pepper.  First runner-up was 7-year-old Liam Swiney, the son of Whitney and Zackery Swiney of Taylorville.  Second runner-up was 4-year-old Myles Kater, the son of Kourtney and Alex Kater of Stonington.


In the Little Miss Chilli Pepper competition, this year’s Little Miss crown went to 4-year-old Rylie Durbin, daughter of Kate and Lucas Durbin of Taylorville.  First runner-up was Aleah Jostes, the 5-year-old daughter of Ryan and Jerri Jostes of Palmer.  Second runner-up was 6-year-old Kinlee Wilson of Taylorville.


In the Junior Miss pageant Saturday at the Greater Taylorville Chillifest, the crown went to 9-year-old Kenlee Durbin, the daughter of Kim and Billy Durbin of Taylorville.  First runner-up was Madilynn Pinnell, the 10-year-old daughter of Cassandra and Bryce Pinnell of Morrisonville, which second runner-up went to Rilynne Segrest, the eleven-year-old daughter of Shane and Heather Segrest of Morrisonville.


In the Chillifest Teen Miss competition, this year’s crown went to 13-year-old Kaylee Kuhn, the daughter of Brad and Gina Kuhn of Pana.  First runner-up was 13-year-old Ashlynn Windell, the daughter of Jayme Hendrickson and Brian Windell of Taylorville.  Second runner-up was 14-year-old Elizabeth Turley, the daughter of Wanda Turley of Edinburg.


And, in the Chillifest pageant for Miss candidates, the crown went to 17-year-old Lauren Phillips, the daughter of Heather Phillips of Pana.  First runner-up was 15-year-old Claire Kuhn, the daughter of Brad and Gina Kuhn of Pana.  Second runner-up was Jenny Freeman, the 17-year-old daughter of Cindy and Dan Freeman of Edinburg.

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